Not Alone

Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Not Alone educates visitors about human trafficking and gives them a sense of hope and empowerment in combating the issue.

The Not Alone exhibition provides visitors with tools to understand and identify human trafficking in their communities and resources to find help and support survivors. A traveling version of this show is currently touring around Texas. 

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As seen at the Bullock Museum

The traveling version of the exhibition is available for booking to schools, museums, libraries, and community centers across Texas free of charge for a display period of up to five weeks at each venue. View the prospectus and contact for additional information and date availability.

Current Exhibition Travel Dates and Locations
Texas A&M International University, Laredo 10/09/2023 - 11/11/2023
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls 01/14/2024 - 02/17/2024
McAllen Heritage Center, McAllen 03/03/2024 - 04/06/2024
Eastland County Museum, Eastland 07/07/2024 - 08/03/2024
Polk County Memorial Museum, Livingston 08/18/2024 - 09/21/2024
Trinity Valley Community College, Athens 10/06/2024 - 11/16/2024
Val Verde County Library, Del Rio 01/16/2022 - 02/05/2022
Texas Southmost College, International Technology, Education and Commerce Center (ITECC), Brownsville 03/06/2022 - 04/09/2022
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty 04/24/2022 - 05/28/2022
Weslaco Museum of Local History and Cultural Art, Weslaco 07/10/2022 - 10/01/2022
Abilene Public Library, Abilene 10/16/2022 - 11/19/2022
Abilene Christian University, Brown Library, Abilene 01/08/2023 - 04/01/2023
Blanco Library, Blanco 04/16/2023 - 05/20/2023
Irving Archive and Museum, Irving 06/02/2023 - 08/05/2023
Laredo Crime Stoppers, Laredo 08/20/2023 - 09/23/2023

At the Bullock Museum

Human trafficking is one of the most significant issues facing communities today, yet it is commonly misunderstood and often undetected. The Bullock Texas State History Museum undertook a unique project to raise awareness and prevent the further exploitation of individuals in Texas.

Trafficking is all around us, so you never really know who it’s happening to. But, if you can recognize it and the red flags, you may just save a life. Toni McKinley, trafficking survivor and advocate

The exhibition centered on a series of questions that guided visitors to understand what human trafficking is and explore the human stories and current landscape of sex and labor trafficking. Audiences will gain awareness of who can be a target, the tools and techniques traffickers use to target individuals and keep them captive, and the roles healthy relationships and social media play in trafficking.

Inside the Exhibition

This exhibition was geared toward empowering visitors to not just be bystanders, but upstanders in identifying trafficking and becoming advocates for themselves and others. Visitors could:

  • View a series of videos featuring trafficking survivors and advocates answering the exhibit’s guiding questions
  • Take home an art activity that promotes healthy self-esteem
  • Discover artifacts that reflect survivors’ stories of resilience, strength, and self-empowerment
  • Understand who’s affected, what makes someone vulnerable, and warning signs that someone is being trafficked
  • Learn about how traffickers lure people in and maintain control over them
  • Gain resources to assist those exploited and concrete steps of how to enlist aid

Select Artifacts

If you need help or suspect human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can also text "Help" or "Info" to 233733 or email


Lead Sponsorship by Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt. Major funding from the Texas Bar Foundation.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.